Rose win boosts Ryder Cup hopes

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Justin Rose has burst from 27th to eighth on the European Ryder Cup world points list with his victory in Ohio.

Justin Rose has burst from 27th to eighth on the European Ryder Cup world points list with his victory at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio.
The first four places in Colin Montgomerie’s side will come from that list, with the next five automatic spots decided by European Tour earnings.
Rose is just ahead of Graeme McDowell, who earlier in the day captured the Wales Open at Celtic Manor.
Latest leading positions in the European Ryder Cup table after the Memorial Tournament and Celtic Manor Wales Open (top four on world list qualify, then next five on European points list. Captain Colin Montgomerie adds three wild cards on August 29):
WORLD POINTS
1 LEE WESTWOOD 307.0, 2 RORY McILROY 214.0, 3 IAN POULTER 204.2, 4 LUKE DONALD 195.7, 5 Padraig Harrington 163.2, 6 Edoardo Molinari 142.4, 7 Martin Kaymer 140.9, 8 Justin Rose 137.2, 9 Graeme McDowell 135.6, 10 Rhys Davies 130.2
EUROPEAN POINTS
1 Lee Westwood 2,726,026, 2 Ian Poulter 2,137,556, 3 Rory McIlroy 1,461,089, 4 ROSS McGOWAN 1,315,249, 5 MARTIN KAYMER 1,161,639, 6 Luke Donald 1,084,569, 7 SIMON DYSON 1,078,010, 8 ALVARO QUIROS 1,056,669, 9 FRANCESCO MOLINARI 1,046,043, 10 Graeme McDowell 1,011,633
(Capitals denote players in qualifying positions)

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